# How do you write 2x + y = 5 into slope intercept form?

##### 1 Answer
Aug 8, 2015

$y = - 2 x + 5$

#### Explanation:

slope intercept form is $y = m x + b$
that means you should try to get $y$ alone on one side

from

$2 x + y = 5$

we can subtract $2 x$ from both sides and get

$y = - 2 x + 5$

which is the form you want!